First off I did try searching for a prior thread. However, every search returned way too many threads not on my question, but I do know this question has been asked and answered before.
After a year of reading R44 tour job posts, it seems most R44 tour operators put minimum R44 time between 50-100 hours. I'm instructing and will meet the total time minimums for tours, but I'll probably only have around 25 hours in the R44 with the SFAR endorsement. My question is whether it is appropriate to apply for a R44 tour job when I meet all the qualifications except the total R44 time?
I've asked a few tour pilots and they said that the operators do hire below what they put out as the minimums. However, I'd like to hear from a few more sources. And I will try to build time in the R44, but logistically it won't be easy with my school.